Author Topic: Peewee AA 2017-2018  (Read 129368 times)

Hockey05

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Re: Peewee AA 2017-2018
« Reply #810 on: May 02, 2018, 12:49:39 PM »
I think a question across all levels for parents is how to judge the depth of talent within a club.  Most clubs are planning on a flight 1 and a flight 2 team regardless of ability.  Will a club take 15 players for a flight 1 team or are they going with 18?  It impacts the minor team and can impact your player's playing time on a major or minor team.  With 21 - 25 teams at tier II at most levels, numerous teams will get dropped if CAHA stays the course with the 16 team limit.  This will once again make the jamboree important with many teams skating all summer.  But staying the course is not necessarily something that CAHA typically does.  I expect this to get tweaked in some way.
....please say this is in jest......
...."once again make jamboree important..."


LOL !!


You called it out.  I guess I was being kind.  The jamboree is a joke, a waste of time.  My bet is that they keep the jamboree and somehow opt to change something else.




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Re: Peewee AA 2017-2018
« Reply #811 on: May 02, 2018, 05:54:03 PM »
If you look at last year, it seems that Flight2 is now becoming the place for several types of teams:
  • Primarily minor year teams
  • Teams playing up from Squirt to PWAA in prep for AAA
  • Clubs that have a nucleus of AA caliber players, but lack the overall depth of the top 4-6 Flight1 teams
We shall see what happens, but going back the last 3 seasons, teams were relegated to A before flighting.  The pressure and uncertainty that comes early on will continue, but from last season what is clear is that CAHA essentially doesn't care about Flight2 teams or the level of competition in Flight2.   




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Re: Peewee AA 2017-2018
« Reply #812 on: May 03, 2018, 07:56:25 AM »
It's basically a place for a decent minor year team to shelter in place without getting crushed by the top teams.  It also allows the major year teams in lessser development to reach up without the club risking to have to allow post tryout releases and the chaos that occurs when they do.  CAHA gets to declare a religious holiday up north and sell you more ice early in the Jumbalia. A teams are opened up and no one has be called BB team.  Win-win, right? 

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Re: Peewee AA 2017-2018
« Reply #813 on: May 03, 2018, 10:15:19 AM »
Exactly it, its all a CAHA shell game. Kids will leave a club if they dont play AA so instead of dropping to A you play AA flight 2 so its really not AA its more like A+....even though the teams would probably lose to a lot of top A teams.

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Re: Peewee AA 2017-2018
« Reply #814 on: May 03, 2018, 11:05:34 AM »

PW is just a problem year, as the system struggles to accommodate the number of teams. 


PWAAA Major - 3 teams
PWAAA Minor - 3 teams
PWAA - 16 teams
Scaha PWA - 22 teams
Scaha PWBB - 11 teams
Scaha PWB - 18 teams!


73 Teams!!!!!! 


There's just too much demand, and the existing rules don't work very well.  A division with more than 8-12 teams is too large.  It's no surprise that people don't want to play A when there are 20+ teams in the division, you only play the teams close to your level of competition at most 1x, and teams in the bottom half of the division are essentially eliminated from contention regardless of improvement at the half way point of the season.